Taste of Wine
San Sebastian, in Spain, is an upscale lifestyle hang-out for the rich and famous and a lot of “wannabees.” I have never been there, but I came very close when I visited the new look at the Sheraton Carlsbad’s posh Twenty/20, which declares itself to be a San Sebastian style restaurant and wine bar.
So how’s the family? If it’s the Family Winemakers of California, they’re doing just fine thank you.
Since I first began my wine tasting journey as a journalist and creator of TASTE OF WINE the column, I have traveled round the wine world and tasted many wine countries. Paso Robles has always impressed me as a young, diverse, multi-faceted sense of place. And what a place it is!
During the holiday period, one of the sales days in the wine department of the COSTCO store in Carlsbad, north of San Diego, brought in $120,000, a huge number by any standards.
The stars are aligned for a banner year in Temecula Wine Country this year. My in-box is full of exciting developments for most of the 35-plus wineries that are anticipating an overwhelming public response to their ambitious programs of improvement offering more tastings, tours, dining, lodging and event activity.
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I’ve known for some time now that the most vital district in San Diego County is that business and residential area between University City and Del Mar. If you take a good look at a county map, it’s the geographical center of this vibrant part of Southern California.
I’ve never met a Pinot Noir I didn’t like that came from an Oregon winery. It is the American home for this complex yet smooth, velvety, delicate varietal. I have talked to many wine aficionados who either have gone though this magnificent state or who will be making plans to go in the next year, […]
In 2012 America solidified its position as the world’s largest wine consuming country in the world (beating the French, again.)